Yoni Shaw

I enjoy all forms of entertainment but especially film and graphic novels. I enjoy all genres of film and the majority of genres in comics.

Favorite films

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Barry Lyndon
  • The Social Network
  • The Master

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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

  • The Informers

    ★★

  • Blue Ruin

    ★★★★

  • Phantom Thread

    ★★★★★

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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    100/100
    A film that almost transcends it's medium. From the use of only text on the screen during the wonderful rock sequence to the frenetic camera movement and intense editing, this felt more like flicking through the pages of a graphic novel. Every shot in this is imbued with purpose and foreshadowing, but never to a degree where it feels like the directors are preaching to the audience. Every emotion in this is felt so deeply and comes off as…

  • The Informers

    The Informers

    ★★

    32/100
    More and more Bret Easton Ellis' writing is being revealed for what it is - soulless and overly reliant on shock value. The more I think on "American Psycho," the more it becomes clear that what makes that film great is Bale's performance and Harron's direction, not the social commentary. People in the 1980s were self-obsessed narcissists who only care about material objects - shocker. I can only clutch my pearls so tightly. That "subtext" is even more heightened…

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  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★★

    Practically everything about this works. An anxiety-riddled masterpiece which is great in pretty much every way. I urge everyone to watch this. Adam Sandler, newcomer Julia Fox, Kevin Garnett, Idina Menzel and Lakeith Stanfield all do great jobs and even Howard's (Sandler) kids do good jobs. As somebody who has family in New York and likes to visit often, it felt like the directors picked random people off the streets and put them into brief segments of the film.

  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★★

    Well, that was the best film of 2018. If there was anything that deserved to win Best Picture, it was this and Roma.